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Learn the secrets to making traditional French baguettes and croissants during a 2-hour baking workshop with a chef. Get time-tested recipes handed down over generations, and bread-making techniques that will help you make perfect baked goods. This is a hands-on baking lesson in the back rooms of a French bakery in Paris' city center, with group size limited to eight people for maximum personal attention from the instructor for each student. Leave the class with your own freshly-baked baguettes and croissants to snack on later.


  • Go behind the scenes of a French bakery during a 2-hour baking workshop
  • Learn how to make classic French baguettes and croissants
  • Discover French baking secrets from your baker/instructor
  • Savor freshly-baked goods right out of the oven
  • Take home two baguettes and some croissants to enjoy later
  • Small-group class with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Experience Paris: Baguette and Croissant Workshop

Learn how to make your very own French baguettes!

Make your way to your traditional bakery in the heart of Paris, where you'll go into the kitchens for a behind-the-scenes lesson to learn the secrets of French bread.

A Parisian baker guides you through the lesson, during which you'll make two different kinds of baguettes as well as buttery, flaky croissants. Watch as your instructor demonstrates the proper techniques for preparing and handling dough, and then try your hand at recreating what you've just seen — with help as you need it. As you watch and work, listen to your instructor's tips to glean the secrets of French baking.

The pay-off for all your hard work is in taking your own freshly-baked baguette out of the oven and tasting it while it's still warm. When the workshop is finished, you'll have two baguettes and two croissants to take with you for a later picnic, as well as the recipes and know-how to recreate the experience in your own kitchen at home.

Customer Reviews

Janeen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I arrived to take this class and wasn't sure where the class would be since the bakery was so small, but was pleasantly surprised when we were brought in to the back working area of the bakery. It was a fascinating class and Sara, the translator was excellent. Didier, the baker, explained all the processes needed to make bread, croissants and puff pastry and gladly answered any questions that came up. He allowed us to have as much hands on experience as possible and I learned so much about baking the French way! I can't wait to use my new tips and tricks!

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent! A highlight of our trip to Paris. My 9 and 10 year old daughters both loved it, and Didier organised it so that the 3 kids on the course did something that was more specific to them for part of the time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a visit to a real working bakery in Paris, run by Didier Lavy, who was very charming and funny. He is also the second place winner of the best crossaint in Paris, out of 200 bakers. While it wasn't as hands on as I had hoped, we did learn a lot and were able to ask questions. We did get a baguette and crossaint to take home, along with the recipes. It seems that some of the particular ingredients may not be available in the U.S., but the baker did offer some alternatives. So, I'll give it a try as soon as I can. An overall good experience.

Machel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Too much fun . . . even with an interpreter the experience was priceless and a must do when in Paris!

big bird

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Such a fun and learning experience! Chef Didier Lavry of Le Petit Mitron gave us so much of his time and shared his passion for this profession. We were all inspired to go home and get elbow deep in flour! Such a great experience I will never forget!

Jim B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was Avery fun experience. I would highly recommend it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was a highlight of our Paris trip. Baker Didier is full of personality and charm and our translator was great. Didn't receive the recipes as promised, however.

I L Morgan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very good day - Didier the Baker was great and so was the translator. I will now be looking for some more European food tours. We learnt a huge amount about baking. On a separate issue can you give me some idea as to when I will receive the recipes for the Baguettes/Croissants.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very interesting and enjoyable morning. Can't wait to try the recipes.

Thomas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent! Well organized, instructive, and you walk away with easy to understand recipes.

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